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Wednesday, June 22 • 11:15 - 12:15
CON01.05c - The Current Landscape of Learning Outcomes Assessment Practices in Canada

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Are you interested in exploring the learning outcomes assessment practices that are being used in Canadian colleges and universities? This session will offer snapshots of the Canadian landscape through findings from a recent survey that explored how publicly funded colleges and universities are measuring, disseminating and using learning outcomes. We will answer the questions: how common are learning outcomes in Canadian postsecondary institutions? What tools are Canadian postsecondary institutions using to assess learning outcomes? And what are Canadian colleges and universities saying they need to further their learning outcomes assessment initiatives? This presentation will provide a window into some of the most interesting findings, including comparisons of the Canadian and U.S. results (Kuh, Jankowski, Ikenberry & Kinzie, 2014). We will conclude the session with some strategies for improving assessment practices in Canadian colleges and universities.

Attendees of this session will be able to identify common challenges that occur across Canada in learning outcomes assessment. The content presented will spark discussions surrounding assessment tools and the use of assessment results, which will be practical and applicable for all audiences. Finally, audience members will gain a better understanding of how learning outcomes assessment practices are similar and different in the Canadian college and university sectors. If you are interested in learning more about the learning outcomes assessment practices currently being used in Canadian colleges and universities, this is the session for you!

Presenters
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Alexandra MacFarlane

Researcher, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
Alexandra is a Senior Researcher at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. She is the lead coordinator of the Learning Outcomes Assessment Consortium, and she organizes and moderates HEQCO’s learning outcomes assessment webinars. Alexandra has also worked as a college instructor, curriculum developer and learning assistant.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:15 - 12:15
UCC 58


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